Chris Granville-White C.B.E., Defence Consultant and Chairman of Close Air Support 2009, Discusses CAS, Aircraft and Weapon Development
The 1960s was very active for RAF ground attack aircraft in the Middle and Far East. Although CAS practised exercises during Cold War period in 70s and 80s, it seemed to becoming an outdated type of warfare. But since the end of the Cold War a resurgence of importance of CAS with regional conflicts in Middle East and elsewhere. So today, CAS is very much centre stage.
Aircraft and Weapon Development
• Super Etendard developed from short-range aircraft to long-range CAS.
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